Bringing Over 60 Years of 

Gilbert & Sullivan 

to Northamptonshire

Welcome to the Northampton Gilbert & Sullivan Website

Important Information about The Gondoliers

This afternoon, Wednesday 18th March 2020, the Royal & Derngate have confirmed that they will be closed initially until the 10th May 2020, dependent on Government advice at that time, and that they are currently working to reschedule all affected productions.As a result of this decision, The Gondoliers will now not take place on the 30th March 2020 and we are currently working closely with the theatre to identify a suitable alternative date to enable us to reschedule the performances.

Once our new dates have been confirmed we will let you know and it is our plan to move any seats already booked to the corresponding new dates.

We will be contacting anyone who has booked through the group to confirm they are still able to attend and the theatre will be contacting customers who booked with them directly.

We have now ceased all rehearsals to limit the possibility of the spread of the virus and we would encourage all of our audience members, trustees, group members, artists, stage crew and front of house helpers to read and follow the latest NHS guidelines on how best to look after themselves, including the advice on handwashing and hygiene, foreign travel, symptoms to look out for and action to take.

Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult period and we hope to be back on stage as soon as we can and to welcome you to Venice and The Gondoliers.

Simon Crask
Northampton Gilbert & Sullivan Group


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Northampton Gilbert & Sullivan Group has been entertaining audiences for over 60 years.

On 6th October 2013 we reached our Diamond Anniversary and celebrated in style on stage in the Royal Auditorium with a Gala Concert followed by our hugely successful 60th production H.M.S. Pinafore.


We produce one major production per year, staged in the Royal Auditorium, Northampton, and we are delighted to announce that our next foray into the the 'Topsy-Turvy' world of Gilbert & Sullivan will be to Venice and The Gondoliers, from the 30th March to 4th April 2020.

We are just about to start rehearsals for this production and are always delighted to welcome anyone who would like join us on stage.  For more information please contact us using the contact us page, link below.

General Auditions

We ask everyone who wishes to join the group to audition. 

This process gives us the opportunity to listen to each person sing and ensure we have the right voices in each part. 

To make the process as painless as possible, join us for a rehearsal and you can audition at the end.

We are currently looking for new members to join us for our next production.

The Gondoliers

For more information about the group click here and we look forward to seeing you.

Join us

Do you sing?, would you like to support the group as a Vice President or Patron?, would you like to help us back stage during the show week?

Find out more here.

Our Approach

We have a traditional approach to staging our shows.

We rehearse weekly, normally starting music rehearsals in April or May, breaking for the summer and then returning in September to production rehearsals. 

We think this approach gives a family feel to the group and enables focused rehearsals allowing all of our cast to develop their character and skills,  which we think pays off in our performances.

We are thrilled to be able perform in The Royal Auditorium and hope to see you soon at our show.


“Beautiful costumes, angelic voices and an impressive set”

“Solo performances were strong”

“A jovial, solid show at the higher end of the non-professional scale”

“An entertaining evening at the hands of the Northampton Gilbert & Sullivan Group”

“This romp in the Orient is worth a look”

Northampton Gilbert & Sullivan Group is a company registered in England & Wales No. 2948199 and a Registered Charity No. 1039708 and a Memebr of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association.

Registered Office: 7 Ashworth Street, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4AR

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